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By phil ·
I feel real stupid having to ask this but I am tring to install a usb device, and I plugged it all in. When I did it to my fathers laptop it automatically detected it. On my tower it didn't auto detect it. so i figured install the setup file. so i did. restarted it and still nothing. To the best of my knowledge i didn't change any jumper on the motherboard. I swear I remember seeing USB listed in the Device manager before. I am using a ASUS P5-A motherboard which is ATX. Any help???

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by Lo In reply to USB problems?

What OS you using? USB doesn't work Win NT (maybe Win 2k but not prior).

Win 95/Win 98 should be OK.

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by waifoon In reply to USB problems?

If you know the device that you have installed, try un-installing it. Then power off your machine, connect your USB device, then power on your machine.

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by gregc In reply to USB problems?

Greetings, I had similar problem with that same motherboard. Make sure you have the latest BIOS for the board, currently it is 1007a. You can get it from http://www.asus.com/Products/Motherboard/bios_socket7.html#p5a .You need to be running WIN95 OSR2 or WIN98 or WIN2K to have USB support. You also need to check in the BIOS settings that the USB ports are enabled. Then just check in System to see if you see the Universal Serial Bus Controller in the devices tab. If after all that it does not show up, try the add new hardware icon and have windows try to detect it. Hope that helps.

Greg

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by McKayTech In reply to USB problems?

You'll want to check that USB is enabled in the BIOS - with some motherboards, it is not enabled by default. Also, if the motherboard came with the USB connector not built-in, make sure it is plugged into the motherboard properly.

It sounds likeyou're not seeing it in Device Manager. If it's there, it will be at the very bottom of the list and if you expand it, there will be at least two entries (a controller and a root hub).

If you are running Win95, you'll have to install the USB supplemental software from the Win95 CD before it will appear in Device Manager. Win98 or W2K support USB out of the box so if it is enabled in the CMOS, it should appear in Device Manager.

Once you have it visible in Device Manager, it should then auto-detect and properly self-configure to handle the device.

hope this helps...

paul

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by Pan 13 x In reply to USB problems?

win 98se and win2000 are the only two operating systems i have found to really work with usb devices. try removeing all usb device from the system devices and restart your computer with out the device attached. reboot once more and attech the device. allow windows to come back up and see if it still not detecting it.

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